My work colleagues arranged an evening of ceramic pottery lessons as a team building event, and I took the opportunity to reacquaint myself with clay. (The last time I touched clay was over 26 years ago) I settled on a mug design where a mermaid would serve as the handle. I only had 1.5 hours for my first attempt (Mermaid A), so I went back to the shop the following weekend and took my time with a second draft (Mermaid B). I left the final glazing to the ceramics instructor who is also the shop owner. I also had no idea how much detail would be lost... The color of the glaze is appropriately named "Deep Sea" which I really like for its aged bronze patina look. (Special thanks to the Ceramic Art Studio & Shop)

 

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Concept sketches

 

 

Mermaid A - about 1.5 hours of sculpting (Wet clay)

 

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Mermaid B - about 4 hours of sculpting (Wet clay)

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Mermaid B (Dried clay)

 

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Mermaid B 360 degree view.

 

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Mermaid B Close Up

 

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Mermaid B Close Up 2

 

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Mermaid B with ceramic glaze

 

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Mermaid B with ceramic glaze (Side view)

 

mermaid ceramic pottery

Mermaid B with ceramic glaze (Side view)

 

Mermaid A with ceramic glaze.

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